This set of 6 very early armchairs are also designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll international. All chairs have a Knoll 320 Park Avenue tag adhered to the seat under the seat cushion. The tag was printed pre zip codes indicating and authenticating 1950s production. Since the chair was designed in 1955-1956 this is a very early set. The Knoll tags are also still attached to the original Naugahyde seat cushions. The set is in amazing unrestored original condition.
Reference: Publication excerpt from the museum of modern art, MoMA highlights, New York: The museum of modern art, revised 2004, originally published 1999, p. 220.
Knoll International was founded in New York by the 26 year old German Hans Knoll (1914-1955) in 1938. When Hans Knoll died at a young age his wife Florence Knoll took over and under her influence the company flourished and created its best designs. She designed and led the company where she cooperated with talented designers such as Eero Saarinen, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Richard Schultz and Harry Bertoia.